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SmithGroupJJR's Wade Bevier Named Fellow, Construction Specifications Institute

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation's leading architecture, engineering and planning firms, is pleased to announce that Wade Bevier, FCSI, CCS, LEED AP BD+C, has been elevated to the College of Fellows of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI).

Fellowship is one of the highest honors bestowed by CSI. Fellows are chosen by peers for their notable contributions to the advancement of construction technology; to the improvement of construction specifications; to education; or for service to the Institute.

Bevier was one of eight honorees from across the nation to be inducted at an investiture ceremony, held on September 14 in Phoenix, Arizona. The event was held in conjunction with the Institute's national CONSTRUCT trade show and educational conference.

Bevier joined SmithGroupJJR in 2011 and possesses over 15 years of experience in the architecture, engineering and construction industry. He is a CSI-certified construction specifier and an active member of the Institute at the local, regional and national levels. Currently serving as President-Elect for the Southeast Region, past leadership roles include president of the Raleigh-Durham Chapter, Certification/Technical Chair for the Southeast Region, and National Institute Director. Bevier is also affiliated with the U.S. Green Building Council's North Carolina Triangle Chapter and is a LEED accredited professional.

About the Construction Specifications Institute
The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) is a national association of more than 13,000 volunteers, including specifiers, architects, engineers, contractors, facility managers, product representatives, manufacturers, owners and others who are experts in building construction and materials. The group's mission is to advance building information management and education of project teams to improve facility performance.

About SmithGroupJJR
SmithGroupJJR is one of the largest architecture, engineering and planning firms in the U.S., and was ranked #1 for design quality based on design awards won in Architect magazine's 2011 annual best firms ranking. A national leader in sustainable design, SmithGroupJJR has 363 LEED professionals and 75 LEED certified projects. Follow SmithGroupJJR on Facebook at

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